Horsford Benefice Weekly News Sheet

Parishes of Felthorpe, Hevingham & Horsford

9 December 2018

2nd Sunday in Advent

“In the tender compassion of our God, the dawn from on high shall break upon us, to shine on those who dwell in darkness and to guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1: 79

We hope you will enjoy your time with us as we come together to worship God. Please stay after the service for coffee and a chat. If you have any questions, please ask and we will be happy to help.


Readings this Sunday – 2nd Sunday of Advent

Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6

Readings for next Sunday – 3rd Sunday of Advent
Zephaniah 3:14 – end; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7 – 18   



Service Times are changing in the benefice!

From Sunday 6 January there will be new service times in the benefice.  We hope you will understand that this will ensure more flexibility for a smaller ministry team. If you have any questions about this please ask Margaret.  Please spread the word! 

Felthorpe:           9.00 am                                       

(Evensong remains 3.00 pm Nov to March and 5.00 pm April to October inclusive)

Horsford              10.30am

Hevingham         11.00 am (remains the same)


Taizé style service for Advent -  Today at 4.00 pm
Join us for a simple service of sung and silent prayer, following the tradition of the Taizé Community in France. It is a 45 minute service, followed by refreshments. All are welcome. There will be a song practice at 3.30 pm for those who would like to get to know the songs better.

If any other musicians would like to join us, please contact Mike and Wendy Tooby in advance on 01603 897240, or

Change of time for Mid-Week Communion

Please note that Mid-Week Communion this Tuesday is at 10.00 am, to allow time for Years 5 and 6 to come and be ready for their 11.00 am Christmas Carol Service.

Christingle Making for the Benefice

We need to provide 300 Christingles for the three Christingle services taking place in our churches. Everyone is invited to a Christingle making time at Horsford Church on Saturday 22 December, 10.00 am. Suitable festive refreshments will be provided.

Benefice Christmas Cards

The cards for delivery around Horsford are by the font with a sign-up sheet. They must be delivered as soon as possible, so if you can help, please sign up and take a bundle or two to deliver and pray for the streets around the village.  Thank you to those of you who have already started delivering them.  



Please pray  for…

..the families and friends of:-
Herbert Basey, whose funeral takes place at St Faith’s Crematorium, Wednesday 12 December, 2.00pm;
Norman Medler whose ashes will be interred in Hevingham Churchyard, Sunday 16 December, 12.30pm;
Theodore Waller whose funeral takes place at Hevingham church, Wednesday 12 December, 10.30am;

…..the Church Wardens’ meeting, Monday, 10am

Horsford Years 5 and 6 Carol service in church on Tuesday;

…..Christingle making with Margaret and Garry at Hevingham Primary School, Tuesday afternoon;

…..Horsford whole school Christmas service with Margaret and Garry, on Friday.

Posada Knitting for Horsford Primary School

Mary and Joseph have started their travels with great excitement from the children. They will be arriving back at the church on Monday 17 December at the school carol service. If you are able to knit any of the other characters please ask for a pattern. Finished figures should be brought to church on 16 December where Margaret can look after them.






16 December
Advent 3

3.00 pm
Carol Service

5.00 pm
Carol Service

11.00 am
Holy Communion

17 December



6.30 pm
Carol Service

22 December


3.00 pm


23 December
Advent 4

10.30 am Benefice Service Horsford



3.00 pm

24 December
Christmas Eve

3.00 pm

11.30 pm

Midnight Communion

9.30 pm
Christmas Eve


25 December
Christmas Day

10.30 am
Benefice Holy Communion at Horsford

30 December
1st Sunday after Christmas

10.30 am
Benefice Holy Communion at Felthorpe

“Thank you” to Revd Penny at the end

Weekday Morning Prayer     

9.00 am 

Mon – Horsford; Tues – Felthorpe; Wed - Hevingham

Mid-Week Communion

10.30 am

Tuesdays – Horsford


Our Benefice Team


Rev Margaret McPhee

1B Gordon Godfrey Way, Horsford NR10 3SG

01603 893108

                            Margaret's day off is Thursday

Associate Priest:

Rev Garry Goodman

01603 279393


Assistant Priest:


Rev Wendy Saunders


01603 920332

Lay Readers:


Richard McPhee     



01603 893108


Church Wardens:




Brian Rowlands

Mike Delph

Wendy Tooby


01603 754763

01603 754427

01603 897240


        For enquiries about baptisms, weddings and funerals please
        contact Rev Margaret.


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Felthorpe: Mike Young

Hevingham: Rev Margaret McPhee

Horsford: Shirley Mather

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